Tips for irrigators: How to pick your sprinkler package
By Valley Irrigation
Apr. 21, 2016 - Deciding on the correct water application solution is vital to your center pivot's performance. Here are three questions you need to ask yourself before picking out a sprinkler package with your dealer.
1. What is your soil type and texture? Proper sprinkler design and selection helps reduce soil sealing with medium to heavy soils.
2. What crops are you growing? A significant challenge with sprinkler head design is its ability to penetrate the crop canopy.
3. What does your field's terrain look like? The slope of your field must be considered when choosing sprinklers to minimize runoff and to keep water where it does your crop the most good.
By using your answers to these questions, you will be prepared to work with your dealership's water application experts to help determine how best to reduce energy cost, save water on your farm, and maximize your profitability.
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